Money is a necessary evil? It's just the world we live in. You need it to survive and perhaps get some of the things you feel you need to be happy. And peeps often equate it with security, right? Heck, for health reasons alone...
I think money is a tool, which can be used for good or bad, depending on who uses it. Like a hammer. It's also (usually) an IOU from the world for doing something to make it better. Like, I gave the world a bushel of apples, the world gave me an IOU that I can use to get something for myself later.
I also really dislike the phrase "necessary evil," since believing that there should be a "necessary evil" is quite literally believing that evil is necessary. It's likewise rather screwy that people who believe money is bad, evil, etc. still wish really hard for the things it gives them (security, travel, houses, etc.). Makes me wonder if they would be able to acquire more of it, if they didn't think that getting it was evil?
Houses... I own a house, but I would actually suggest that renting is better. You can often rent cheaper than a mortgage payment, the money you save can be put into mutual funds that grow faster than your house value can, and most importantly of all, renting doesn't tie you to a single location, so if the economy and jobs of your area collapses, or you find a better opportunity elsewhere, it's much easier for you to pick up and move.
Of course everyone wants a family. It's in our DNA. Only advice I can give for this one (which many furs seem to lack most, being all shy and timid) is learn to love yourself and be happy and confident on your own first. Ironically, it's once you get the confidence to be on your own that it makes getting and keeping
a mate so much easier.
Success?... I'd say most of us never give it our all (myself included). We wish for success, and some of us try hard to achieve it, but most of us just wish for it, and quit shortly after we try reaching it due to it being too hard. Then we sit around, being all lazy and spending time playing video games, and resenting people whose lives are simmingly impossibly grand compared to ours